Science fiction/fantasy


Sadly, I won’t be in London for 10 more days. Consequently, I’ll be missing something really cool that’ll be happening a mere couple of blocks down the street where I’m staying now: I did, however, purchase a nice cast metal replica of the TARDIS at this shop, the Stamp Centre, which seems to carry a […]

Medicine Science fiction/fantasy

Take that, basic scientists! Who’s the smartest of them all?

I’m guessing there will be a lot of–shall we say?–disagreement with this one. I’m always appropriately skeptical of IQ studies, including this one. However, if you actually believe this survey (and what physician wouldn’t want to believe it?), apparently as a profession physicians have the highest IQ. Heh. I wonder where M.D./Ph.D.’s like yours truly […]

Humor Science fiction/fantasy

I can answer that question!

Since I’m still immersed in grant writing, to start the afternoon off, here’s one that I saw a week ago but never got around to answering. It’s a question from this week’s host of the Skeptics’ Circle, Bronze Dog, over at (appropriately enough) The Bronze Blog, who asks: You’ve been captured by Daleks. You’re their […]

Entertainment/culture Movies Science fiction/fantasy

Greatest. Movie. Ever.

While trying to avoid working on my grant yesterday, I was idly flipping channels. I had planned on killing a few minutes while psyching myself up to go back into the Bat Cave that is my office, ignoring a gloriously perfect sunny day with temperatures in the low 80s, to do battle with the grant […]

Humor News of the Weird Science fiction/fantasy

Oh, you nasty Wookiee!

I’m disappointed to find out that Chewbacca is a bad, bad Wookiee: (CBS) HOLLYWOOD, Calif. A Chewbacca impersonator is accused of sexually assaulting a Marilyn Monroe impersonator in front of the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood in June. The wookie then reportedly evaded arrest, police said. According to an officer with the LAPD, Chewbacca allegedly took […]